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My Favorite Season (1993)

Ma saison préférée (original title)
Not Rated | | Drama, Romance | 19 April 1996 (USA)
Old woman Berthe leaves her house to live in her daugter Emilie's one. Emilie and her brother Antoine have fallen out three years ago and have not seen each other since, but Emilie invites ... See full summary »

Director:

André Téchiné
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2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Catherine Deneuve ... Emilie
Daniel Auteuil ... Antoine
Marthe Villalonga ... Berthe
Jean-Pierre Bouvier Jean-Pierre Bouvier ... Bruno
Chiara Mastroianni ... Anne
Carmen Chaplin ... Khadija
Anthony Prada Anthony Prada ... Lucien
Michèle Moretti Michèle Moretti ... La directrice
Jacques Nolot ... L'homme du cimetière
Bruno Todeschini ... L'homme de l'hôpital
Jean Bousquet ... Le père d'Emilie
Roschdy Zem ... Medhi
Ingrid Caven ... La femme du bar
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Storyline

Old woman Berthe leaves her house to live in her daugter Emilie's one. Emilie and her brother Antoine have fallen out three years ago and have not seen each other since, but Emilie invites him for Christmas. Memories will come up, and will be depicted both Berthe's destiny and the strange relationship between Emilie and Antoine. Written by Yepok

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Drama | Romance

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Trivia

Selected as the opening film at the 46th Cannes Film Festival in 1993. See more »

Quotes

Antoine: Finding the energy to act is easy. Giving meaning to your actions is the hard part.
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Connections

Features Club Dorothée (1987) See more »

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52 Girls
Written by Jeremy Ayers (as C. Ayers), Kate Pierson (as C. Pierson), Keith Strickland (as J. Strickland), Cindy Wilson (as C. Wilson), Ricky Wilson (as R. Wilson) and Fred Schneider (as F. Schneider)
Performed by The B-52's
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Emotional conflicts of a French family.
7 August 2007 | by FilmCriticLalitRaoSee all my reviews

Techine has made a beautiful film about lost childhood,the passing time and old age.Ma Saison preferee succeeds as it evokes situations which each one of us have experienced in our lives.It is primarily a film about the complex relationship a mother has with her children. Berthe does not want her children to worry about her as she is aware of the fact that no one cares about her.Her illness facilitates a true meeting between all family members.Berthe is resolute enough to realize that she has to get ahead in life on her own terms as no one is bothered about her welfare.Ma Saison preferee is a slice of life as witnessed in present day France.The film is divided into episodes each dealing with events related to the family.The film is about difficult life old people are forced to lead when their children start ignoring them.Ma Saison preferee is as simple and straightforward as flowing water.This has been Techine's most remarkable film about family life after Souvenirs d'en France.


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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

19 April 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Mi estación preferida See more »

Filming Locations:

Toulouse, Haute-Garonne, France

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Box Office

Gross USA:

$873,857

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$873,857
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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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